29 | Renee's two positive emergency caesarean births following induction; Midwifery Group Practice, Babies not engaged at term, Cord Prolapse, Rare reaction to Prostaglandin Gel


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Today we meet Renee, a mum of two from Sydney who works as a clinical dietician. She is also the co-founder of Nurture the Seed, an encompassing guide to all things nutrition to help those going through preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum through evidence-based research and nourishing recipes (see notes below for more information).

In Renee’s first birth she had a rare adverse reaction to the prostaglandin induction gel, leading to an immediate emergency caesarean with a baby who was not engaged in her pelvis. Two months into her second pregnancy COVID-19 reached our shores, and throughout it all Renee maintained a positive attitude despite some the changes this meant to her care.

Renee gives some excellent advice for women in pregnancy regardless of whether they are on a VBAC journey or not. Her positivity and practical view on birth meant that despite her repeat caesarean, her journey was still a successful one.

Along with the support of her primary midwives from her hospital’s midwifery group practice (MGP) Renee was able to walk away from both of her births with a positive and fulfilled outlook, thus reaching the end of her VBAC journey feeling empowered from the experience.

~ Notes ~

Please connect with Renee on Instagram or Facebook: @nurturetheseed

**VBAC Birth Stories features women's lived experiences. It is not intended to replace medical advice. Should you have any concerns during your pregnancy please always consult your healthcare provider.

Please connect with VBAC Birth Stories on Facebook or Instagram: @vbacbirthstories

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